Skip to comments.Gathering of Eagles Capitol Hill After Action Report from Chris Hill, National Director
Posted on 04/07/2008 6:15:10 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance
I just heard from Chris Hill, Gathering of Eagles National Director.
Following the 10am News Conference on Capitol Hill today, GOE visited 437 Congressional offices in support of the troops and their mission.
Chris said that "probably half of the offices were happy to see us," with "one quarter apathetic and one quarter passive-aggressive." Predictably, Southern Democrats and Republicans were more typically glad to see GOE representatives.
Overall, more than 200 in the House of Representatives gave a positive response to the Eagles.
Vets for Freedom will be doing follow-up lobbying Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and the VFW follows through on Friday, with all groups having coordinated their position papers, standing and speaking as one.
One of the best stories of the day was from the House side. State of Washington U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (D) recently came back from a visit to Iraq. His firsthand conclusion now is that, despite steadfast opposition to the Iraq mission, that we've WON and he was glad for the visit. The truth is getting out!
A Florida Congresswoman's office the Military Liasion came out of a back office, wanted to be sure and not miss the visit, glad to have knowledgeable people visit.
Previous story and link:
Gathering of Eagles to hold press conference supporting Iraq mission and U.S. military
Additional details will later be posted at the GOE site
A worthwhile day lobbying our Congress!
I’m glad I donated to this cause! YES!
Job well done today. Hope Tuesday and Friday are just as good.
Don't forget Wednesday when most supporters will have left town. Gen. Petreaus and Honorable Ryan C. Crocker will be speaking at the Rayburn Building, 9 AM, Room 2118, Armed Services and 1 PM, Room 2172, Foreign Affairs.
And Bev Perlson will be in front of the Rayburn Building, or the Cannon House Office Building, depending on the permit situation. She will need help in case the anarchists show up. I plan on being there Wednesday.
Thank you. We need as many families and supporters out there as the spot will hold.
Three cheers for Bev Perlson and Kristinn for standing outside the Cannon House Office Building today in the cold and rain to bear witness for supporting our troops and victory against America’s enemies without and within!
I overlooked the fact in my short story that this was more than a GOE event, it included FReeper and other efforts as well, you ALL are SURE appreciated.
Someone has to be the central organization, but we all show up when we can. And I've seen a lot going on recently.
My hat is off to everyone.
Great job GOE, FReepers, Bev Perlson and others! Wish we could be there, but are with you in spirit. Good luck for the following days. Thank you!
Thank you - Thank you!
You represent us very well!
I just re-read that.
What a huge number of offices were covered.
Congratulations on a great job....and THANK YOU!
They did a fantastic job BUMP!
Excellent work! Thank you!
We love you guys and gals, great work.
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